This can apply to almost all aspects of being a successful composer.
It is a common mistake to project onto someone else a problem you are having and trying to erroneously believe/wish it is the other person’s issue.
The key to being the solution to someone else’s actual problems is gathering a real understanding of what they really want and need and creating solutions to meet their issues, not your own.
Let’s look at it through the filter of trying to increase diversity in the hiring of media composers.
Which specific problems do decision-makers have that can be solved by promoting underrepresented factions of composers (women, minorities, new composers) as a group?
Which specific problems of decision-makers have that can be solved by promoting those underrepresented composers as individuals?
Identifying a decision-maker’s problems is at the root of providing them with you as the answer.
Interested in hearing your thoughts.